Cardio IQ Advanced Lipid Panel - (QUEST DIAGNOSTICS)
Description: The advanced lipid profile provides a more comprehensive assessment of dyslipidemia and cardiovascular risk than standard lipid panel measurements.
Significant deviations from the normal range may require further evaluation by your physician.
Includes: Cardio IQ Cholesterol, Total;
Cardio IQ HDL Cholesterol;
Cardio IQ Triglycerides;
Cardio IQ Non-HDL and Calculated Components;
Cardio IQ Lipoprotein Fractionation, Ion Mobility;
Cardio IQ Apolipoprotein B;
Cardio IQ Lipoprotein (a)
If Triglyceride is >400 mg/dL, Cardio IQ Direct LDL will be performed.
Patient Instructions: Fasting is not required prior to collection of a lipid panel. The assay manufacturer Beckman Coulter advises: "N-Acetyl Cysteine (NAC), when administered in therapeutic concentrations (for the treatment of acetaminophen overdose), has been determined to interfere with assays for cholesterol, uric acid" where "NAC interference may lead to falsely low results." According to Beckman Coulter, the NAC interference should be insignificant by 12 hours after completion of the initial loading dose of an IV infusion treatment regimen consisting of an initial loading dose of 150 mg/kg administered over 1 hour, a second dose of 50 mg/kg administered over 4 hrs and a third dose of 100 mg/kg administered over 16 hrs.
NMR LipoProfile® with Insulin Resistance Markers - (LABCORP)
Description: The NMR LipoProfile® test is a blood test which has been shown in numerous clinical studies to be superior to LDL-cholesterol in predicting coronary heart disease (CHD) events.
The NMR LipoProfile® test uses NMR spectroscopy to measure the actual number of atherogenic LDL particles that build up in the arteries causing heart disease. By knowing how many of these particles are circulating in the blood, a physician can get a more accurate picture of a patient's heart health and, therefore make better patient care decisions.
Without the technology available through the NMR LipoProfile® test, Physicians merely estimate the number of particles by measuring the cholesterol they contain—known as LDL cholesterol (or LDL-C). Patients with a high number of LDL particles (LDL-P) are at increased risk for heart disease, even if they have "normal" LDL cholesterol levels.
Includes: Insulin resistance markers; lipoprotein particle number (LDL and HDL); lipoprotein subfractions; standard lipid panel (total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, triglycerides).
Graph is not provided.
Patient Instructions: Patient should fast for 12-14 hours before collection of the specimen.
Estimated turnaround for results is 5 business days. If confirmation testing is required, the estimated time may be extended.